2.25.2014

21 Day Fix: First Reaction

I have been struggling lately with eating well and working out on a consistent basis. Call it the winter blues or lack of motivation, but I have not been able to keep myself in check. I'm probably the heaviest I've ever been, and I knew I needed to do something to get my butt in gear.

I discovered the 21 Day Fix through Jess from Operation Skinny Jeans, so I read up about the new program from Beachbody. (At the time, I didn't realize it was so new, as in, launched earlier this month.) I liked what I saw, thought it was 100% doable, so I ordered my kit. I got everything in the mail on Friday, so I got to planning and kicked off my 21 Day Fix yesterday.

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The 21 Day Fix is a portion controlled eating plan that is paired with 30-minute daily workouts. It's also recommended (but not required) to drink a Shakeology shake as part of the program. It's a clean eating program that doesn't seem so daunting because of the container system they use.

I've only had 1 full day under my belt, but I really like it so far. I felt full all day and didn't feel deprived.  I actually had a hard time getting all of my food in. I did the Total Body Cardio Fix workout yesterday, and it kicked my butt! I didn't realize how out of shape I was. At first, I was kind of discouraged because of that feeling, but I quickly reminded myself that I am doing something to change it and that I need to just keep going.

The program is designed by Autmun Calabrese, a celebrity fitness trainers and nutrition specialist. She leads the workouts, and I enjoyed her style of teaching. I found her much less annoying than Jillian, which was a huge plus. In the workout video, there were multiple different types of people doing the workout, not just super fit fitness pros, which was very refreshing and motivating.

As far as the Shakeology...I ordered the chocolate vegan to go with my kit, and I love it! It tastes really good and has a TON of vitamins, minerals, pre or probiotics, and antioxidants. It's more expensive that some other protein powders/meal replacement shakes out there, but to me it's worth it because of all the added nutrients.



I will continue to update my progress, share meal plans, etc. throughout the next couple weeks. Here's to getting healthy and losing a few ell bees!






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2 comments:

  1. So excited for you baby girl!!! You can do this!!!

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  2. I think this will be my next challenge. I have put it in and out of my cart, a gazillion times. I can't wait to hear more about what you like or dislike about it.

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